The Forever Purge

critic Reviews

, 50% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • The Forever Purge fails to fully engage with its most frighteningly timely themes, but the franchise remains largely -- albeit bluntly -- effective.
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    Mark KermodeKermode & Mayo's Film Review
    Wry and satirical...a blunt tool that works rather well.
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    Simran HansObserver (UK)
    It's a timely argument against self-regulation instead of safeguards, and an admonishment of a government that views human collateral damage as an inevitability.
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    Ed PowerDaily Telegraph (UK)
    A visceral rip-roarer, it plays out like Max Mad crossed with The Walking Dead - but amid the spurting jugulars and the gunsmoke, director Everardo Valerio Gout chucks in barrel-loads of idealism.
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    Ian FreerEmpire Magazine
    The fifth Purge outing goes for broke and comes out wanting, working neither as political commentary nor horror-action-thriller. In this case, bigger is definitely not better.
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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    "The Purge" movies still want you to believe they stand for something, but they're just cheap window dressing on conventional genre tales, this one a race to the border. Anyone else feeling Purged out?
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    James BerardinelliReelViews
    The Forever Purge is adept at providing the violence and gore fans expect from an exploitation flick. And, despite its pretense of offering political commentary, that's really all this movie is.
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    Dolores QuintanaDolores Quintana
    THE FOREVER PURGE is one of the best films of the entire series. It's tight, focused, and it does away with a lot of the extraneous myth-making scenes that many of the previous incarnations have spent much more time on.
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    Pete Vonder HaarHouston Press
    The reality these movies supposedly mirror is far too banal in its evil. The real powers that be hardly require an annual orgy of violence to perpetuate their control.
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    Víctor López G.Espinof
    It condenses all the brand essence of the house in the most savage, vindictive - in its own way - and fun hour and a half in the pentalogy.
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    Bruce R. MillerSioux City Journal
    At best, "The Forever Purge" suggests no one should institute a night of killing. But even that message gets lost in the gunfire. It's a bloody mess.
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